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      12-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Piano Black vs. High-Gloss Black

What exactly is the difference between these two trims?

High-Gloss: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

Piano: http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...catalogid=4462

I see that Piano Black is about 2x the price of High-Gloss Black. Are they really that different? Did anyone have a chance to see and compare their appearances? People on thsi forum often complain about easy scrach-ability of Piano Black. What about High-Gloss - is that one easily scratchable as well?

P.S. Tischer lists Piano Black as Paino Black. A Chinese knock off? Or just a reference to it being a pain to maintain?
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Oh, just found the answer. Apparently High-Gloss is plastic while Piano is wood. Explains the difference in price.
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      12-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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Yep. Piano is the real deal. The other one is glittery looking plastic
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Piano will look like a deeper black, where the high gloss looks more grey imo.
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